The Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull has once again proven he is a true romantic at heart, turning, like so many Australians, to social media to send his wife a valentine.
But it wasn’t a heart warming quote or a snap of rose petals scattered across the linen of the prime-ministerial suite at The Lodge, it was a flashback to the days when they were young, in love and carefree.
A throwback to the times when the polls weren’t so temperamental and the hairline wasn’t so determined to recede.
In a loving Valentine’s message to his wife, Lucy Turnbull, the Prime Minister put the rest of us to shame with a carefully worded post that popped up early Sunday morning. Making sure to cover all bases he posted to all of his social media accounts (just in case Lucy missed it perhaps?) a sweet flash back of the Turnbulls as a young couple.
In the faded pic the loved-up pair are cuddling up on a couch and smiling to the camera.
Mr Turnbull’s accompanying text revealing a romantic turn of phrase the prime minister is clearly comfortable with, having first used it in an interview with The Australian Women’s Weekly in 2014.
His post said: “When I first asked Lucy to marry me she said, ‘Let’s wait until we grow up.’ Well we didn’t wait long and now it is almost impossible to imagine, let alone remember, what it was like not to be together, so much so that I have a much clearer sense of ‘Lucy and me’ than I do of ‘me’.”